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The Roadmap to the Tasmanian Plan to transition our local COVID-19 Response

From Zero to Living in a COVID-19 Vaccinated Community

Transition plan

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2021 4:33pm

The Roadmap to the Tasmanian Plan to transition our local COVID-19 Response: ‘From Zero to Living in a COVID-19 Vaccinated Community’ sets Tasmania on a hopeful path to opening while also preserving our health system and ensuring Tasmanians can still get the healthcare they need, when they need it most.

The Roadmap has been developed based on expert modelling from the Kirby Institute and is set against COVID-19 thresholds including hospitalisation rates, and the vaccination targets already set out in the National Plan to transition Australia's National COVID-19. Scenarios were run to estimate the number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations and ICU requirements once Tasmania opens up with a vaccinated community.

The modelling helped us get a picture of what our hospitalisation rates could look like over the first few months and develop indicators of the system becoming overstretched. This provides time to implement further health measures and protect it from becoming overwhelmed. Mathematical models are theoretical scenarios which we use to help plan our responses. Models do not predict the future. They are used to answer ‘what if’ questions, and to assist in planning when data may not be available.

70%

fully vaccinated 16+

TARGET REACHED

You can enter Tasmania from a low-risk area.

YOU CAN ENTER TASMANIA FROM A HIGH RISK AREA* SUBJECT TO:

Being a returning Tasmanian or someone seeking to relocate and
completing 14 days of hotel or home quarantine, depending on where you have travelled from.

To be considered for home quarantine, you must be fully vaccinated (16years+), unless an exemption applies, and have returned a negative result from a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours prior to departure.

Vaccinations recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

There are designated high-risk areas where travel to Tasmania is not permitted. These are updated on Travel alert

80%

fully vaccinated 16+

CURRENT STATUS

You can enter Tasmania from a low-risk area.

YOU CAN ENTER TASMANIA FROM A HIGH RISK AREA* SUBJECT TO:

Completing 14 days of home or hotel quarantine, with most Tasmanians and returning travellers able to undertake risk-based home quarantine*, depending on where you have travelled from.

To be considered for home quarantine, you must be fully vaccinated (16years+, unless an exemption applies) and have returned a negative result from a COVID-19 test within the 72 hours prior to departure.

Vaccinations recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

*subject to public health approval

OVERSEAS ARRIVALS

Returning travellers from overseas are required to undertake 14 days hotel quarantine, with home quarantine being trialled, based on risk.

For more information visit Travel to Tasmania.

90%

fully vaccinated (12 years and two months and older)

OPEN 15 DECEMBER

YOU CAN ENTER TASMANIA FROM ANYWHERE WITHIN AUSTRALIA,SUBJECT TO:

Fully vaccinated travellers

Fully vaccinated (aged 12 years and two months and older)* can enter Tasmanian without the need to quarantine.

Travellers who have been in high-risk areas in the 14 days before their arrival in Tasmania will also be required to have returned a negative COVID-19 test* within the 72 hours before departure for Tasmania.

(Testing requirement** will not apply to travellers who have been out of Tasmania for fewer than seven days).

Proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test may be required to be provided on arrival in Tasmania.

Quarantine and other conditions may apply if travellers who cannot provide evidence of vaccination or testing (for travellers from high risk areas) on arrival.

Vaccinations recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration

Unvaccinated travellers

Unvaccinated travellers will be required to apply to enter Tasmania. If approved, quarantine and other conditions may apply.

*unless an exemption applies
**the test will be in place for up to 4 weeks, subject to review.

OVERSEAS ARRIVALS

There is no quarantine for fully vaccinated arrivals with a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to travel.

For more information visit Travel to Tasmania.

Transition plan resources

Community safe guards remaining in place, subject to public health advice

  • Vaccination program, including booster, continues
  • Hospital preparedness, including new beds and COVID surge capacity
  • Hygiene (hand/cough/sneeze),social distancing, stay home if unwell, cleaning
  • Check in Tas App (at all designated settings)
  • Gathering restrictions, including density limits, and restriction on movement based on risk
  • Masks in high-risk indoor settings, as required
  • COVID safety plans to support safe business and event operations
  • Testing and contact tracing
  • Isolation of cases and quarantine of contacts, including furlough principles for vaccinated workers